Miss Jodie’s Dance Team!
The focus of the class:
Village Arts long time dance teacher and choreographer Jodie Patterson, along with her daughter, Jenae Patterson, return to Village Arts with their wonderful dance team program. Ms. Jodie developed her Dance Team program when Jenae was a student at Colfax. Her program allows all kids to discover the joys of dance and expression, and working as an ensemble. Students will have the chance to perform at the Village Arts Talent Show, The Colfax Faire, senior homes and more.
Jodie Patterson has taught dance in the Valley Village and LA area for over nine years. She has created her own unique style of teaching dance based on her years of training and professional dancing where she fuses athleticism, Hip Hop and many Latin and African cultures. Jodi is a Chicago native that started dancing at the age of nine and would go on to study ballet, jazz and hip-hop. Her undergraduate work brought her to Columbia College’s Marshall Lindsay School of Dance. From there, she earned a scholarship and apprenticeship with Chicago’s Joseph Holmes Dance Company. As a professional dancer she toured with a wide range of 90’s R&B and Hip Hop artists that include such artists as Sammy, Jagged Edge, Guiwine and Alfonso Hunter. Music Videos include “The Way I Am,” Christine Aguilera’s “Dirty” and many more. She also was featured in commercials for Wendy’s, Crunch, Gatorade and was the spokes person for Miller-Brewing Company and Power Bar as well as appearing in fitness videos for Crunch, Fit-TV and Pop Sugar.